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  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students July 16, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • A year after mid-day meal tragedy, Chhapra village grieves for its 23 dead kids July 16, 2014

    Parents are still in a state of shock a year after 23 children died after eating their school meal in Dharmasati Gandaman village, and the health of some mothers has deteriorated. Asha Devi, Putul Devi and Sanju Devi, mothers of three of the 23 children who died on July 16 last...
  • This time, Holi low key affair for both Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar March 17, 2014

    Millions in Bihar celebrated Holi on Monday with traditional fervour. But, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not one of them, and it was a low key Holi for RJD leader Lalu Prasad. Nitish Kumar did not mark Holi to express grief over the death of 23 children who died after consuming...
  • Flayed for midday meal deaths, Bihar now 5th among best performing states January 14, 2014

    Despite facing nationwide criticism over death of 23 children after having the midday meal last year, Bihar now secured the fifth position among best performing states. Claiming Bihar made strides in providing midday meal, state Education minister PK Shahi said as per assessment by Central agencies, "We are in the fifth...
  • Uttarakhand govt seeks Rs 15 crore from Centre for disaster-hit schools October 11, 2013

    The Uttarakhand government has asked the Centre to sanction Rs 15 crore for the repair and reconstruction of 139 middle schools destroyed in the mid June calamity in the hill state. The demand was raised by Uttarakhand Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani at the 62nd meeting of Central Education Advisory Board...
  • Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy: Pesticide trader arrested September 20, 2013

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police on Friday detained a pesticide trader in connection with the mid-day meal tragedy in a school that claimed 23 lives in July. Vakil Rai, who runs a pesticide and fertilizers shop in Vishnupur village in Saran district, has been detained for interrogation,...
  • 43 students fall ill after eating midday meal in school August 31, 2013

    Berhampur: At least 43 students on Saturday taken ill after consuming midday meal at a primary school at Aska in Ganjam district, about 45-km from Berhampur, official sources said. All the students were admitted at the Aska hospital immediately and two of them referred to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur as...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: School principal's jail custody extended by 14 days August 7, 2013

    The principal of the government school at Chhapra in Bihar where 23 students had died after eating poisonous mid-day meal was on Wednesday remanded in jail custody for 14 more days. Chhapra Chief Judicial Magistrate Arun Kumar Jha extended the judicial custody of Meena Devi by 14 days till August...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Bihar plans memorial for 23 dead students August 3, 2013

    Bihar plans a memorial for the 23 children who died last month after eating a mid-day meal at a government school in Saran district, an official said Saturday. Saran District Magistrate Abhijit Sinha said a memorial would be set up at the school in Gandaman village, from where all the victims...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: School principal Meena Devi sent to judicial custody August 3, 2013

    The principal of a Bihar school, where 23 children died in July 2013 after eating contaminated food, was sent to judicial custody on Friday after she underwent a lie detector test, police said. Meena Devi, principal of the government primary school at Gandaman village in Saran district, was sent to...
  • Bihar legislature adjourned sine die after six-day long monsoon session August 2, 2013

    The Bihar legislature on Friday was adjourned sine die after a six-day long stormy monsoon session beginning from July 26. During the brief session, two houses of the legislature took up a number of legislative and financial businesses and adjournment motions on issues like the Chapra mid-day meal tragedy, drought, Bodh Gaya...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Protesting primary teachers to resume duties July 29, 2013

    Four days after staying off from duties in midday meal scheme, nearly three lakh primary school teachers on Monday decided to end their stir after assurance from the government to look into their demands. The teachers would resume midday meal scheme duties from tomorrow. "We have arrived at a solution following...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Schools asked to purchase quality food items July 28, 2013

    Jolted by the death of 23 children in a midday meal tragedy at Chhapra, the Bihar government has made it compulsory for schools to purchase quality food items so that students get proper meals. According to new guidelines, every school has to purchase mustard and vegetable oil bearing agmark and other...
  • Chhapra school principal's polygraph test to be conducted at Delhi July 26, 2013

    Bihar police on Friday decided to take jailed principal of Chhapra school, accused in the death of 23 children after eating poisonous midday meal, for polygraph test to Delhi. "Polygraph test of Principal Meena Devi will be conducted at Central Forensic Science Laboratory Delhi by an expert," Director General of Police...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Saran administration failed to take corrective action, says report July 26, 2013

    An HRD Ministry report into the mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar has suggested emergency medical plan to avoid such incidents as it blamed the Saran district administration for failing to take corrective action despite being informed about its performance in handling the scheme. The report also criticised the district administration for...
  • Chhattisgarh govt organises training programmes for mid-day meal cooks July 26, 2013

    Against the backdrop of the Bihar mid-day meal tragedy, Chhattisgarh Government has started a training programme for the cooks of the mid-day meal scheme and their assistants to educate them about the nutritional value of food and hygiene. The government has strictly instructed the principals and cooks to taste the mid-day...
  • India's transformation is not orderly but accidental: Shankkar Aiyar April 9, 2013

    In 'Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change', noted journalist-analyst, Shankkar Aiyar, examines India's ascent through the paradigm of seven game changers: the economic liberalization of 1991, the Green Revolution of the sixties, the nationalization of banks in 1969, Operation Flood in the seventies, the...
  • WB: 147 students fall ill after consuming midday meal April 5, 2013

    Salboni: 147 students in Salboni, a small town in Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, have taken ill after consuming their midday meal. The incident happened at Kalaimuri Netaji High School. Student were taken taken to the local hospital and were put under observation. More details are awaited. ...
  • Gujarat: Students say won't eat in utensils cleaned by a Dalit woman February 6, 2013

    Sabarkantha: In a startling case of discrimination, students of a government school in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district have been opposing the government's mid-day meal scheme. The reason being that the utensils are cleaned by a Dalit woman. On any other day there would have been dozens of students queuing up for mid-day...
  • WB: 65 girls studying in madrasa fall ill after consuming mid-day meal February 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Sixty-five girls studying in a private madrasa in West Bengal have fallen ill allegedly after consuming a free mid-day meal. The incident took place at the Sitakund Madrasa in South 24 Parganas. The students were admitted to a sub-divisional hospital for treatment and most of them have now been...
  • WB: Cap on LPG hits mid-day meals in schools October 13, 2012

    Kolkata: Kids in state-run primary schools availing of mid-day meals in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal seem to be among the worst hit by the subsidy cap in LPG cylinders. The scheme is on the verge of collapse on account of the hike in cooking gas prices. For five...
  • Kid branded at TN mid-day meal centre July 12, 2012

    Chennai: A four-year-old girl was branded indiscriminately in the body and face at a government mid-day meal centre in Surlipatti near Cumbum on Monday as the anganwadi assistant lost her cool over the incessant crying of the child, longing for her mother. Cumbum Collector Dr K S Palanisami suspended the anganwadi...
  • J Dey Murder: Police still clueless on sixth day June 18, 2011

    Mumbai: Almost a week after the murder of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, city police still continue to be groping in the dark as no substantial clue has been found in connection with the sensational killing. "We do not have anything much to say as far as the investigation (into the...
  • Three detained in J Dey murder case let off June 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Three persons who were detained in connection with the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey here, have been let off, police said on Thursday. Three suspects, Anwar, Mateen Iqbal Hatela and Shaikh believed to be associated with gangster Chhota Shakeel were picked for questioning on...
  • Are journalists responsible for their own safety? June 13, 2011

    On Talking Point, Suhasini Haidar asks, 'Are journalists responsible for their own safety?' ...
  • J Dey murder: Maha CM seeks quick probe June 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to arrest the culprits responsible for the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey at the earliest. Dey, who was working as an investigative editor with Mid-Day, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Saturday. The Chief Minister on...
  • I heard three shots: eyewitness, J Dey killing June 11, 2011

    J Dey, a Midday reporter was shot dead by four gunmen in Powai, Mumbai. ...
  • Dey wasn't blackmailing anyone: Bhujbal June 11, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said that crime journalist J Dey, who was killed in Mumbai on Saturday, did not target any gang or oil mafia in particular and was not "blackmailing" anyone. Asked if the killing could be linked to elements from the underworld or the oil mafia, Bhujbal,...
  • Boy gets his head stuck in a pressure cooker May 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Kids should stay out of the kitchen they say. Apparently they should also stay away from kitchen utensils. Meet three-year-old Shivam from Rani Bagh area in northwest Delhi. The child was at home playing with a pressure cooker when his head accidentally got stuck in it. Hearing him...
  • Rani is the best co-star: Abhishek April 20, 2011

    Abhishek Bachchan called Rani Mukerji his favourite co-star in a recent interview. "Rani is the best co-star I have ever worked with. She's beautiful and is a brilliant actor." Junior B has shared his best on-screen chemistry with the actress in Yuva, Bunty Aur Babli, Laga Chunari Mein Daag and...